Awakening Minds Art’s 11th Annual Art Auction is being held virtually again this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Director Sarah Crisp-Ricker says students of the organization have been able to continue their creativity by meeting with instructors under strict safety guidelines, but this hasn’t stopped their artmaking.
Sarah says the artwork will be available to view at the Findlay Village Mall in the storefront next to Claire’s, during the auction.
The online art auction takes place until 6 p.m. on Friday, December 3rd.
The online auction can be found at awakeningmindsart.org/artauction. Click on the art auction button.
Sarah says winners will be contacted and can pick up artwork on Saturday, December 11th from 12 – 5 p.m. (or another date if necessary.)
Winners will also be able to coordinate their pick of artwork to meet the artist if desired.
“Our annual art auction is such a staple in the community, we just couldn’t let the year go by without one,” Sarah said.
“Being able to showcase the artwork at the Findlay Village Mall allows more people to see the work of our students. The artwork display will have an “About Me” board highlighting each student as well as a QR code that will take the viewer to our auction site for immediate bidding. We recognize that the past two art auctions have been vastly different from past years, but we are confident that our supporters will still participate in our online auction.”
There is also an opportunity to donate to the organization through the auction website.